Institutional Real Estate Americas

June 1, 2016: Vol. 28, Number 6

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What next? U.K. investment can continue, regardless of Brexit

June 23 is a date looming large in the diaries of U.K. voters. For only the second time since the 1970s, they will have the chance to vote on the United Kingdom’s position in the European Union. With a potentially large negative impact in the short to medium term, the potential for Brexit is weighing on business activity.


Shop talk: A conversation with Paul Mouchakkaa

The investment committee of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System has approved the pension plan’s 2016 Real Assets Strategic Plan. Paul Mouchakkaa, managing investment director with CalPERS, recently spoke with Institutional Real Estate Americas about the new strategic plan.


Big deals in the Dallas office market

Dallas had the third most active property sales market in 2015, according to RCA’s “Top 40 Markets of 2015,” with a total of more than $19.5 billion in sales volume, a 25 percent year-over-year change.


Global real estate volumes fall in first quarter

Global real estate transaction volumes fell in first quarter 2016 on weaker market sentiment, according to JLL’s preliminary data on global capital flows. Some regions did experience growth, however, with expectations for 2016 activity to stay broadly in line with 2015.


University of California increases real estate allocation

Some investors are increasing their allocations to real estate. The Regents of the University of California have increased the target allocation to real estate for the university system’s $3.2 billion Retirement Plan and $516 million General Endowment Pool.


New funds launch in Q1

A total of 47 new investment funds were launched during first quarter 2016, the highest number of funds launched since first quarter 2014, which saw 48 new funds. As a group, they are seeking to raise approximately $56 billion.

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